A unique amalgam of styles, Eric Gales stands head and shoulders above other guitarists in his genre."Layin' Down The Blues" is culled from Gales three prior Blues Bureau records and Shrapnel sessions and contains two previously unreleased bonus tracks. Gales was signed to Elektra records at the age of 16 and recorded two critically acclaimed records while under their roof. Moving on to the House Of Blues label for the record “Left Hand Brand”, he was then signed by Janie Hendrix to the estate’s label and released “That’s What I Am”.
This is one of those rare times when you can almost judge a CD its cover. That bands psychedelic logo in front cover capturing Stoney Curtis in his element knee-deep in the blues, lets fans know to expect something amazing. The Stoney Curtis Band has been working the clubs between Las Vegas and Los Angeles, for over ten years honing their own brand of psychedelic blues-rock readying their show for the road ahead.
Eric Gales grew up in a musical family with four brothers, two who learned to play the guitar upside down and left-handed in the same fashion that Eric does. Eric’s brother, Eugene Gales, played bass in the Eric Gales Band and his brother, Jimmy King, had a thriving career as a blues artist before his untimely death. Eric released his first record at age 16 for Elektra records to an amazing response from the media and music fans around the globe. Guitar World Magazine’s Reader’s Poll named Eric as “Best New Talent” in 1991.
David Hidalgo, Luther Dickinson and Mato Nanji met as featured artists on the experience Hendrix tour, which has been famous for bringing together legendary guitarists such as Kenny Wayne Sheppard, Eric Johnson, Steve Vai, Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang and others to pay homage in song to guitar icon Jimi Hendrix.
Texas blues guitar virtuoso Chris Duarte, hot on the heels of his 2008 critically acclaimed CD Vantage Point , strikes back with a powerful collaboration with Japan's premier blues rock band Bluestone Company . Truly an East meets West union, Duarte and Bluestone Company are aptly paired up and the results are stunning. It is through this union that Chris Duarte has been able to interest labels in Japan to release his records and promote his tours.